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Hawthorne, CA – Vandals Spray-Paint 2 Mosques In Southern California

December 13, 2015 at 11:40 PM
Hawthorne, CA - Vandals spray-painted graffiti at two mosques in the Southern California city of Hawthorne and left a device that looked like a hand grenade in the driveway of one of the mosques on Sunday, prompting police to investigate both incidents as a hate crime. A bomb squad was called, and the area around the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Baitus-Salaam Mosque was evacuated after the...

Kiev – Ukrainian Gov’t Returns Torahs Confiscated By Communists

December 13, 2015 at 11:04 PM
Kiev - They came dancing into the Brodsky Choral Synagogue, a giant Romanesque building in downtown Kiev, tallit-covered Torah scrolls in their arms. Some 80 years after the communist rulers of what was then a Soviet republic confiscated the holy books in a crackdown on religious freedom, senior administration officials and lawmakers brought them back. Thursday’s delegation included Boris...

South Jordan, UT – Utah Community Leaves Fake Packages On Doorstep For Thieves

December 13, 2015 at 10:30 PM
South Jordan, UT - A man in one Utah community says his neighbors have begun placing decoy packages on front porches in an effort to thwart holiday delivery thieves. Rocks, old clothes and junk televisions are among items that resident Kroger Menzer says residents in the Daybreak neighborhood of South Jordan have been putting in shipping boxes. People are also using surveillance video. "The...

Washington – As Cruz Rises In U.S. Presidential Polls, Trump Calls Him ‘Maniac’

December 13, 2015 at 10:17 PM
Washington - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had a new target on Sunday, calling fellow White House contender Ted Cruz "a little bit of a maniac" as the U.S. senator passed him in an Iowa opinion poll. Cruz's dogged pursuit of conservative Iowa voters has paid off in the form of a 10-percentage-point lead over Trump in the state, where the first presidential nominating...

Rio De Janeiro – Thousands In Brazil Rally To Demand President’s Impeachment

December 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of Brazilians marched Sunday to demand that Congress impeach President Dilma Rousseff, whose government is plagued by an overwhelming corruption scandal and a dismal economy. The protests were held in dozens of places including the capital of Brasilia and the opposition stronghold of Sao Paulo, but were considerably smaller than demonstrations earlier this year...

Washington – Online Holiday Package Tsunami Swamping U.S. Apartment Buildings

December 13, 2015 at 09:14 PM
Washington - As the holiday shopping season peaks, U.S. apartment complexes are being flooded with packages, from HD televisions to children's scooters, inundating lobbies and forcing building managers to take measures to extremes. With online shopping expected to reach a record this year, overwhelmed property managers are starting to put a cap on the size of the boxes they will accept...

Hungary – U.S. ‘Shocked’ At Hungarian Plans To Honor WW2 Anti-Semite

December 13, 2015 at 08:36 PM
Hungary - A U.S. envoy said on Sunday Washington was shocked by plans to erect a statue of Balint Homan, who contributed to murderous anti-Semitism in Hungary in the 1930s and 40s. "From the U.S. government perspective we feel very strongly that history and the damage that this man did to Hungarian citizens who happened to be Jewish cannot be ignored, and to put up that statue seems...

New York – Strenuous Itineraries For GOP Contenders Aren’t Necessarily Translating Into High Poll Numbers

December 13, 2015 at 06:58 PM
New York, NY - In a presidential primary cycle that has been rife with non-traditional approaches to campaigns, one of the most telling is that candidates adhering to the seemingly tried-and-true method of packing their schedules with public events aren't seeing their efforts pay off in the polls, while others, like GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, are reaping high numbers while keeping relatively...

New York – Schumer, Cuomo: Feds Should Close Gun-terror Loophole

December 13, 2015 at 06:13 PM
New York - Top New York officials demanded Sunday that the federal government share classified watch-list information on suspected terrorists so the state can block such people from buying guns legally. Sen. Charles Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that keeping the information secret creates a dangerous "terror gap." "This loophole does nothing more than help radical people kill innocent...

Airmont, NY – Police Up Patrols In South Monsey After Possible Sighting Of Armed Man

December 13, 2015 at 05:26 PM
Airmont, NY - Ramapo police has put extra shifts in place in Monsey after receiving word yesterday of a suspicious incident. Sergeant Michael Higgins of the Ramapo Police Department said that they received a phone call yesterday at approximately 12:40 PM after a ten year old girl became alarmed when a vehicle stopped near her on the roadway and a passenger who exited the vehicle appeared to...

Boston – Court To Decide Whether Islam-education Order Went Too Far

December 13, 2015 at 04:54 PM
Boston - After a landlord was convicted of pushing her Muslim tenant down a flight of stairs, a judge ordered her to respect the rights of all Muslims and to take an introductory course on Islam. Now the highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide whether the judge violated the landlord's constitutional rights. The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments next month in a case...

Washington – Trump, Carson Have Months To Decide On Third-party Runs

December 13, 2015 at 03:58 PM
Washington - Donald Trump and Ben Carson could dangle the possibility of independent runs for president well into the primary season next year, but they can't wait forever. State filing deadlines would give the two Republicans until about March to launch independent or third-party campaigns, experts said. That would give a well-financed campaign enough time to gather sufficient signatures on...

Middletown, NJ – State Police Sergeant Delivers Baby Girl From Lakewood Couple On Side Of Parkway

December 13, 2015 at 03:31 PM
Middletown, NJ - An alert New Jersey State Police sergeant saved the day for a couple on the way to the hospital to have a baby. Sgt. Sean Boag was on his way home Friday on the Garden State Parkway when he heard on his radio that a woman was going into labor on the side of the highway near Middletown. Boag arrived in a few minutes and helped deliver a baby girl. The couple from Lakewood...

New York – NJ Gov. Christie Returns To Main GOP Presidential Debate Stage

December 13, 2015 at 03:30 PM
New York - CNN is inviting Gov. Chris Christie back to prime-time in the upcoming Republican presidential debate. The New Jersey governor, who had been dropped from the main stage during the last debate, is one of nine Republican presidential candidates to qualify for the network's prime-time event on Tuesday. Also among them: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who was "on the bubble" of qualifying late...

Borough Park, NY – 50th Street Renamed For Holocaust Hero Rabbi Weissmandl

December 13, 2015 at 03:16 PM
Borough Park, NY - A Brooklyn Street was officially Co-named in honor of a noted Charedi Rabbi who became known for his efforts to save the Jews of Slovakia from extermination at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. The unveiling of the street co-naming of 50th Street between 10th Avenue and 20th Avenue to Rabbi Weissmandl Way was held this morning at the southwest corner of 50th...

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